As it’s the season of love and giving, I thought it was only right to include a random acts of kindness post for the Holiday season. I believe we should be good, kind people all year round but I know there are a-lot of people who need extra love and support this time of year.
The holiday season can be a really tough time for some people who may not have loved ones to spend it with, or they might not be able to financially afford to celebrate Christmas.
I think the real meaning of Christmas has been forgotten by society, and we need to be reminded what the real reason we celebrate is for. it should be about the gifts and who has a more expensive gift than someone else. It’s about Jesus, family and spreading joy. And thats why I decided to do this post and I hope you will be able to check some of these acts of kindness from this list this year.
So here I have 15 ideas of how you can show kindness this Christmas season. There are so many other things that could go on this list, but these were the top 15 I could think of! I want to hear yours in the comments!
1. Bake some Christmas treats and give them to your neighbours
2. Pay for someones food/coffee order behind your
3. Shovel your neighbours drive way
4. Donate food to your local homeless shelter or food bank
5. Create a Christmas shoe box, filled with treats to be given to less fortunate families
6. Buy a surprise Christmas gift for a co-worker
7. Volunteer at your local homeless shelter
8. Pay for someones groceries
9. Pay a compliment to a stranger
10. Volunteer at your local animal shelter
11. Leave a random gift card for someone to find
12. Hand out Christmas treats at work or school
13. Give gifts to your local Children’s hospital
14. Donate clothing to your local charity store
15. Offer to get groceries for an elderly neighbour
Remember acts of kindness don’t need to be big, it could be a simple smile to a stranger on the street. It’s all about the intention behind doing it. Make someone smile this Christmas season.
What other random acts of kindness could we do this Christmas? Share your thoughts below!
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Great tips!! I just love this.
I think smiling at a random stranger and spreading that christmas cheer is the most important though
I love these ideas. 🥰 Last year I got one of my work colleagues a little Christmas gift. I was in the shop and I couldn’t NOT pick it up, it was a gift that he would love. When I gave it him.. he felt really bad he hadn’t got me anything because it’s not something we usually do, but I didn’t care. Christmas isn’t about receiving, or giving to receive it’s about bringing joy to others. 😄
Aw thats so lovely! Giving random unexpected gifts to people is one of my favourite things to do. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! 🤗
I love this list. The real meaning of Christmas ❤️
Kristine | http://www.heyirish.com
Thanks so much for reading! 🤗
Love this✨You are right it doesn’t have to be big, just landing your time to others makes all that difference.
Festive season for me is all about coming together —one way or another xx
Yes I agree! 🙂 A small gesture can be a big gesture to some people! xx
Awesome ideas 😃 i love this post! Another thing I thought about previously this year was christmas cards for soldiers and children in hospitals!
Thank you! I love those ideas! 🙂
Delicate and brutal
I love this post Olivia! It’s full of great suggestions that anyone can do. I particularly love the free and volhnteer ones because it shows you don’t need money to show random acts of kindness 😀
So true, you really don’t! A smile is free too🤗
Delicate and brutal
Yes smiles are always free and they do so much good for everyone 😊💕
Leigh Ann Lilly
This is awesome!! Thanks for sharing this reminder of what Christmas is all about 😊
“Remember acts of kindness don’t need to be big, it could be a simple smile to a stranger on the street. “… Exactly! Amazing ideas!
Love these! It doesn’t cost anything to be kind 👌🏻😊💕
I think my favorite act of kindness is paying for someone’s order behind you in the drive thru! It’s such a small action that can really make someone’s day. I love all these ideas. I need to go through my closet and donate some clothes!
Xo Tina | https://www.teenafey.com
Absolutely love this!!!
These are all great! Being that Covid still exists, it makes some of these a little bit harder to do, but my favorite is to pay for the orders of all 3 of the cars that are behind me in hopes that they do the same and share the act of kindness. 🙂
I love that!☺️ i hope the kindness chain keeps going after!
Gosh it would be so nice if everyone did one nice thing for someone else this Christmas 🙂 Great list!
It really would!☺️
I love the Christmas card idea. Alternatively you could send a Christmas card or letter to someone in the nursing home, whether you know them or not.
Yes! I love this idea 😊😊
I really love the human connections made in posts like these! Merry Christmas! 🎁
Merry Christmas to you😊😊😊
I shared your article on my Facebook group, We Are All Connected. 😉
Aw thank you so much!!🤍🤍
These are so easy but effective. It’s surprising how much little actions like this can brighten someone’s day
I know! I’d love to receive any one of these on the list! A simple smile from strangers makes my day 🙂
Love these ideas! Perfect for not only the season but this year ❤️
Yes agreed! These things can be done no matter time 💛
Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)
Offer to pay bills or buy Christmas presents for someone who’s struggling financially.
Such a great showcase of a kind heart 💖
It’s amazing how such small acts of kindness can brighten someone’s day so much. It’s totally worth doing 🙂
Olivia, I love these kindness ideas. It never hurts to be kind to those around us. Kindness is a breath of fresh air but not too many people consider being kind. Everyone is going through their own battles so taking the time to shower love and sprinkle kindness make a difference in ones life. Thank you for sharing these awesome ideas 😊
You’re so right! We all face our own trials and tribulations. But they are made easier when we are shown love by people we know or strangers🤗
Mimi's Travel File
Thanks for reminding me of the importance of random acts of kindness and sensitivity to others!
You’re welcome! 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Olivia, this is such a lovely blog post. I shared it to twitter. We all need a reminder sometimes just to be patient, be kind, and share the season. Thanks.
Thank you! I think its such a great idea to just be kind to everyone🤍
Love it!!! I will be adding this to my #3TsMagicalDecember!! Kindness is so important and especially this time of the year in these situations! 🎄 This year’s meaning of Christmas for me will be to reconnect with my family via a Virtual Christmas Party. 🎅🏽 https://truthfulteatalks.com/2020/11/24/how-to-host-a-virtual-christmas-party/
Great ideas! Every Christmas Eve, for the last several years, my family and I volunteer with a local organization. We help them choose toys from the store they have setup and then wrap the gifts for them. A couple if years, we delivered bikes to lower-income families. With all of my sons working now, plus the pandemic, I’m not sure exactly what we will do this year.